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Tom Selleck LOSES IT On Extra For Pointing A Prop Gun At People On Set

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Tom Selleck No More Mr. Nice Guy

Note to future extras on TV show Blue Bloods: Do not piss off Tom Selleck!

The notoriously nice actor, who is a board member of the National Rifle Association, lost his shizz at an extra on set when the man picked up a REAL gun and started pointing it at people.

According to sources, Selleck yelled:

“Hey, YOU! What the HELL are you doing? That gun’s NOT a toy — stop waving it around! Look at you…your finger’s STILL ON THE TRIGGER!”

The frightened extra, who was playing an onscreen cop in a scene, then squeaked out, "Is the gun really loaded?"

Selleck then set this dope straight and answered:

"No, it’s not loaded. But when you handle a gun it’s common sense to assume it IS loaded, and NOT point it at people!”

We're totally with Tom here!

Guns are no joke! We highly doubt a loaded gun would be left in the care of an extra on the set of a television show (or on set period!), but it never hurts to be safe.

Our guess is that this guy won't be picking up another gun on set ever again until the director yells, "Action!"

Do U think the extra deserved to be yelled at like that?

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45 comments to “Tom Selleck LOSES IT On Extra For Pointing A Prop Gun At People On Set”

  1. 1

    He was well within his right. You never point a gun real or not at another person unless you plan on using it. It amazes me how stupid people can be around guns.

  2. 2

    Yes the extra deserved to get yelled at like that. He was an idiot to not handle the gun with great care. That's just respect for a gun and what it can do. Way to go Tom for watching out for the saftey of others and the extra, gun loaded or not.

  3. 3

    i don't know. Let's ask Brandon Lee's family if prop guns can kill people. I wonder what they would say? Dumb ass.

  4. 4


  5. 5

    Selleck was ABSOLUTELY correct. I am no NRA member, but gun safety should be observed at all times, especially on a television set where publicity is constant.

  6. 6

    Absolutely. Two words: Brandon Lee.

  7. 7

    Yes! When I was a kid, it was stressed that you never point a weapon at anyone. We weren't allowed to even point our finger at someone.I agree with the Brandon Lee comment. Just another reason to love Tom Selleck.

  8. 8

    Yeah, Tom was definitely in the right. That extra must be a fucking moron. You don't do shit like that, playing or not. I just want to know why a real gun was lying around. Shouldn't someone have been more responsible for a real gun, as opposed to a prop gun?

  9. 9

    THIS REMINDS ME of a time a girl took a photo of her little sister pointing a gun to her head. I asked her if the gun was loaded, she said "no", but that the safety was off so they had to be careful…When I told her it probably wasn't a good idea to do that, everyone JUMPED ON MY ASS ABOUT IT and said that it was "art" and you make sacrafices for "art"…Jesus christ…The girl was like 8 tears old and her sister (who took the photo) was 14.

  10. 10

    The extra was a moron.

    YES. He deserved to be yelled at.

    If you don't know EXACTLY what you are doing, DO NOT TOUCH A GUN.

    Cluelessly pointing it at people and being generally reckless is a recipe for disaster.


    The extra was probably some 'enlightened' Hollywood liberal imbecil.

  11. 11

    It's great that Tom did what he did - you don't play with guns. The extra should be told about what happened to Jon-Erik Hexum when he played with a gun on set and shot himself in the head, and Brandon Lee when he was killed on set by a prop gun that was not properly checked.

  12. 12

    why the fuck was a REAL gun on the set?

  13. 13

    Re: laureln – Precisely. Tom Selleck was being responsible, and the extra was being irresponsible. Period.

  14. 14

    Tom Selleck was absolutely correct in yelling at the person- pointing guns at people even in jest gets people DEAD. A person I grew up with is dead because another friend pointed "an unloaded gun at him" and pulled the trigger…Countless people like Bruce Lee's son and Jon Eric Axelson? (male model killed on set of t.v. show in the '80's) have been killed by dummy guns and prop guns loaded with blanks.
    Another friend shot a blank cardboard wad through his foot when he was in basic training. It was raining hard, the recruits were "marching" to the range for their daily regime. they were ordered to put the barrel on their boot top to keep (rain) water from getting into the barrel. At that time frame the troops kept their guns loaded with blanks. He didn't think and was not supposed to have a round in the chamber- they were all supposed to be "clear". Anyway- however it happened the gun went off and the wadding went through his boot, through his foot. Fortunately it healed o.k.- he almost was kicked out of the Army for that.
    So I don't like it when people do what anyone with firearms training is told never to do- "play" with guns and point the firearm antwhere other than where you want to hit with a shot.
    Another boring anecdote…a former worker was the US Navy's Top shot with the .45 for five years. He was huge- 6'5". Part of his job was he was the chief range officer

  15. 15

    That's one of the first things you learn in gun safety, which apparently this extra has never done or was just too stupid to remember. He did deserve to get yelled at like that, especially when it comes to safety issues. Kudos to Tom for correcting this idiot.

  16. 16

    Do I think the extra deserved to be yelled at like that? No way…. I think Tom should have pistol whipped that dumb ass. Everyone knows you don't point guns at people! Tom is awesome…and hot by the way.

  17. 17

    agreeing with Rebecca…I was thinking the same thing–that's just how Brandon Lee died on the set of "The Crow" back in 1993, because some uneducated nincompoop was actually pointing the gun at his abdomen, and now the Lee family is missing their dear father and son, and a child has no father….Tom Selleck was absolutely correct for doing this, and I'm sure the previous incident is why….

  18. 18

    lol…Tom Selleck is huge too. He probably scared the crap out of that stupid extra. What an idiot to point a gun a people. Go Tom. And Blue Bloods is awesome!

  19. 19

    I am glad that Tom Selleck said something. my cousin who was 17 years old about to go off to college and had the whole world in front of her…was a party where so idiot was waving his gun around and when she was not even aware pointed it at the back of her head (thinking it was not loaded) and pulled the trigger…killed her instantly. It shattered our family, she was an amazing person…Now the guy is sitting in jail for 25 years (minimum) because he played with a gun and thought it was not loaded. And my cousin is dead.

  20. 20

    Who really cares!

  21. 21

    It's so great that everyone here agrees on something for a change. WTG, Peeps! I am BEYOND happy that everyone also remembers Brandon Lee. RIP. Tom was right on this. That extra of course assumed the gun was probably a prop but you should always be careful anyway. Why was a REAL gun on set?

  22. 22

    Tom's the man. The extra got off easy. Surprised Tom didn't kick his ass….

    While making The Crow, the crew filmed a scene in which Brandon Lee walks into his apartment as his fiancée being attacked. Another actor was supposed to fire a pistol at Lee as he walked in.

    They were running behind schedule and made dummy cartridges from real cartridges by pulling out the bullets, dumping out the propellant and reinserting the bullets. The team neglected to remove the primers, which, if fired, could still produce just enough force to push the bullet out of the cartridge and into the barrel. At some point prior to the fatal scene, the live primer in one of the improperly constructed dummy rounds was discharged by an unknown person while in the pistol, leaving the bullet stuck in the barrel.

    No one noticed & the same gun was later reloaded with blank cartridges and used in the scene in which Lee was shot. The bullet was propelled out of the barrel and struck Lee in the abdomen, lodging in his spine. He died. He was 28 years old.

  23. 23

    Good for Tom! I would have done the same thing.

  24. 24

    The extra absolutely deserved to be yelled at. Gun safety is very important, whether or not the gun is real or fake. Kudos to Tom. Even prop guns can be dangerous and you never point any firearm at something you wouldn't want to shoot and you certainly NEVER put your finger on the trigger!!

  25. 25

    he was 100% right. Guns loaded with blanks can still kill people. we ahve very strict gun rules on set because people still get hurt. I hope casting got a phone call to never bring that person back.

  26. 26

    Don't mess with Jesses Stone… oops I mean Tom Selleck!
    Loves Him by the way and he was def right, that extra is a dumbass!

  27. 27

    Re: Starlit – Hopefully the idiot who got his ass chewed after waving around a gun…

  28. 28

    Gun safety 101. I grew up in a house where unloaded guns were often left out, but it was always stressed to me (and probably the majority of local kids) that ALL GUNS SHOULD BE TREATED AS LOADED GUNS.

  29. 29

    This Republikkkan as*shole Selleck has been shoving guns down peoples throats for years.

  30. 30

    Tom Selleck is awesome.

  31. 31

    Education and respect is the key to gun safety.
    Go Tom, go!

  32. ErikJ says – reply to this


    Jon Erik Hexum

  33. 33

    1st Rule re Firearms: They are ALL LOADED. ALL the time, even if one has just confirmed that there are no rounds in the firearm. Thus, one never points a firearm in any direction undesirable for discharge. Note: I am not saying don't point a gun at someone, I'm saying it's only acceptable to aim at a person one wants to shoot.

  34. 34

    Tom Selleck was completely right to react that way. You always, ALWAYS have to work with the assumption that the gun you're handling is loaded. Gun safety isn't a joke, though some do treat it as such. I applaud him for setting the guy straight.

  35. 35

    djnv2009Re: djnv2009

    Most films use real guns to fire blanks.

  36. 36

    Selleck did not lose it, he did the right thing educating the extra. The Extra was being a moron. Does no one remember Jon-Erik Hexum? He played with a prop gun on set and foolishly put it to his head — the plug came out and it killed him. Guns are never toys. Period.

  37. 37

    Yes! You don't point guns at people loaded or not. Tom probably embarrassed the hell out of the extra, which means he won't be aiming guns at anybody again. Tom taught him a lesson that could seriously save a persons life. No joke.

  38. 38

    people are accidently injured or killed everyday by "unloaded" guns, handled by non-thinking people.

  39. 39

    He was right to blow up, but what was a real gun doing on the set? Why not a fake with blanks?

  40. 40

    Yes I believe he needed to be yelled at like that. Guaranteed he will never do it again.

  41. 41

    What a dumb ass the extra was, but whatever nothing else happened and that's all that matters!

  42. @v@ says – reply to this


    Young 'uns need to learn respect for deadly weapons. Tuning goofballs in is one effective way. Who cares if 'he deserved it.' Tom might have saved the guy from years in jail if something untoward could have happened. Wisdom passing down.

  43. 43

    i LOVE tom magnum

  44. 44

    Good for Tom. Responsible gun ownership is extremely important. I have seen more than one person have accidents with guns they thought weren't loaded. In both cases only property was damaged, but those people were lucky. There have been multiple accidents with prop guns, because prop guns are usually REAL guns loaded with blanks. The most famous death by prop gun (as someone mentioned above) was Brandon Lee. Guns are not toys! Period.

  45. 45

    Isn't it how Brandon Lee died Bruce Lee's son on movie set with a supposedly unloaded gun?